The airline giant Tui has announced another 2 flight locations alongside their other expansions at Doncaster Sheffield Airport for 2020.
Earlier this week, the travel operator announced that it will further expand it’s flight operations here in Doncaster by adding extra aircraft and staff to its current base at Doncaster Sheffield.
The two new routes – Heraklion and Fuerteventura will be added alongside the other recently announced routes, Mexico and Girona. That is not all of the changes at DSA though.
They have also announced that they will be increasing days of operation on current routes to Ibiza, Larnaca, Reus, Malaga, Lanzarote, Turkey, Mallorca, Tenerife, and Zante, bringing the total amount of locations offered by Tui from DSA to a whopping 31.
The new aircraft addition to DSA is expected to deliver an additional 136,000 seats, taking TUI to four aircraft based here in Doncaster.
It is the second major commitment made by the airline operator, with the first being the announcement of the Long Haul routes to both Florida and Cancun.
It is expected that DSA is going to see 1.4 million people pass through the airport within this financial year, making this financial year the busiest year Doncaster Sheffield has seen since it’s opening in 2005. It was also announced by DSA themselves that they had been recognized as the “Best UK Airport” by Which? for the third year in a row.
Robert Hough CBE, Chairman of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said:
“Our relationship with TUI is one of true partnership, established in 2005 when the DSA first opened. Over a decade has now passed and next year we will celebrate 15 successful years together during which time TUI, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has carried over 7 million passengers through DSA.
“The recent loss of Thomas Cook to the industry has many sad consequences including the withdrawal of over 3.5 million seats from the North of England, the majority from Manchester Airport.
“TUI has shown its continued confidence in DSA by choosing to help serve that demand by adding two new routes and ten extra frequencies here in Yorkshire with a further aircraft growing its established and successful base. Further jobs will be created here as a result of this fourth aircraft.
“TUI added long-haul destinations to Sanford, Florida in May this year which have proved hugely popular, with Cancun, Mexico taking off next summer, making DSA the official home of long haul holidays in Yorkshire.
“This all illustrates huge confidence in DSA and our established reputation for an easy, friendly, relaxed and award-winning service for our customers.”
With TUI making great efforts to expand at Doncaster Sheffield, who else is going to either expand or join DSA to make way for some more fantastic holiday locations?
Ryan Houghton – Selected Marketing